William Franklin Ballard
b. 17 Dec. 1852
d. 11 Feb. 1928
Mr. W. F. Ballard
Mr. W. F. Ballard died last Saturday at his home near Ruby, S.C., heart disease being the cause. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon by Rev.Joel Tyson, and interment was at Elisabeth Church, Chesterfield County.
Mr. Ballard was a native of Anson County, having been born in Lilesville township about 75 years ago. He was twice married, first to Miss Sallie Lewis and second to Miss Mary Wilkes, who survives him. Surviving also are four sons and one daughter by his first wife,who are: C. F. Ballard of Peachland; W. J. Ballard, of Chesterfield; E. W. Ballard of Richmond, Va.; J. B. Ballard of Wadesboro; Mrs. J. A. Rivers, of Chesterfield. Surviving also is one daughter by his second wife, Miss Annette Ballard of Ruby.
Mr. Ballard was an excellent citizen, and had many friends and relatives in Anson. He was a Baptist by faith and a sawyer <sic> by trade. [The Messenger and Intelligencer, February 16, 1928].
Mr. W. F. Ballard died at his home at Ruby, SC, last Saturday evening in the 75th year of his age. His death was a shock to his relatives and friends, as he was sick only a short time before his death. Mr. Ballard was a man of splendid qualities and had for years been a consistent member of the Baptist church. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Messrs. G. E. Ballard, Peachland, NC; W.J. Ballard, Chesterfield, SC; E. W. Ballard, Richmond, Va., and J. B. Ballard, of Wadesboro, NC; Mrs. J. A. Rivers, of Chesterfield, SC and Miss Annette Ballard, of Ruby. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. S. Tyson at Elizabeth church Sunday afternoon in the presence of a large number of friends. Mr. Ballard died as he had lived a Christian gentleman unafraid, and his beautiful Christian life will live on through the coming years.  [The Chesterfield Advertiser, February 16, 1928, page 1, col. 2].
 Mr. W. F. Ballard obituary, The Messenger and Intelligencer, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina, USA, 16 February 1928.
 Mr. W. F. Ballard obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 16 February 1928, page 1, col 2.